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Alternative name: Black-billed Kingfisher

Photo by Peter Ericsson
Tangkoko, Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2009
Pelargopsis melanorhyncha

Identification

35 cm

  • Black and white plumage
  • White head
  • Large bill

Distribution

Endemic to Sulawesi and the Sula Islands. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. m. melanorhyncha:
  • P. m. dichrorhyncha:
  • Peleng Island and Banggai Islands (off Sulawesi)
  • P. m. eutreptorhyncha:

Habitat

Mangrove forests

Behaviour

Plunges from an overhanging perch for fish and crayfish.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)

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External Links

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